Posted Monday, September 16, 2002 5:00 AM | Contributed by cobra1562
As New Jersey's G-force limitation law goes into effect, many doctors still say that there is no proven link between the forces and brain injuries. One doctor goes as far as to say that New Jersey was "misguided" in passing the law, and shoud have done their own research.
Read more from the Associated Press via WPVI/Philadelphia.
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Tolerance to G-forces is a matter of time as well as G-forces. I do like the flopping down in a chair analogy though. The far greater threat for brain injuries on coasters is head banging on OTSRs which can result in much higher accelerations to you your head than the basic coaster ride.
Currently the New Jersey law is not going to affect anything. The New Jersey law/regualtion is a problem mainly as precedent.
Does anyone know somewhere where I can find the full text of the regulation? I'd really like to see what it actually says.
As the old saying goes, "New Jersey, where the weak are killed and eaten"...I say we find Markey and teach him a little good old Jersey hospitality. Heh Heh Heh...;)
Seriously though, it's only a matter of time before this will have an effect on a proposed coaster, likely one we'll be really psyched over.
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I'm not a lawyer but I sincerely doubt the G-force law could be ruled unconstitutional any more than saftey-belt laws or speed limits. The law targets the right problem (saftey on amusement park rides) but fails to target the cause (inadequate training, poor maintenance, operator error, rider error, etc..)
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